On education bill, funding and taxes loom large

$1 billion difference between lawmakers' bill and Baker plan

THE RELEASE OF a long-awaited bill updating the state’s education funding formula immediately raised one big question: Would new state taxes be needed to pay for the $1.5 billion plan? In a word, “no,” said House Speaker Robert DeLeo at last Thursday’s press briefing unveiling the legislation. The reality may be more complicated than that.(...)

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